Tesla Partners With Battery Researcher to Lower Costs

This is an example of Canadian excellence being recognized around the world.

Now, does anybody know if there are people looking at the natural resource and pollution aspects of an increase in Li-ion battery production, use and disposal? Seriously - its been more on my mind than the cost.

Financial terms weren’t available, but Tesla said it would sponsor Mr. Dahn’s research efforts roughly 6,400 kilometers from Northern California in return for his help solving Tesla’s cost problem. JB Straubel, Tesla’s chief technologist, said this week that lithium-ion battery costs need to come down significantly in coming years so the auto maker can offer lower-priced vehicles.